Offers In Excess Of £1,500,000

Margaret Woods Road, Great Waltham

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General information

An outstanding family residence providing stylish and contemporary accommodation set in gardens of approximately 2.3 acres, surrounded by additional 14.5 acres of agricultural land, which is available under separate negotiation, constructed to exacting standards with exceptional finish and specification. This stunning building offers over 371sq meters (4000 sqft.) of luxury accommodation with high ceilings and spacious open plan living areas with five bedrooms, expertly arranged over three levels. The Retreat is a unique and exquisite building designed to reduce its environmental impact, whilst being virtually maintenance free, and having been awarded a Code 3 Sustainable Homes accreditation. The property displays skilled levels of modern architecture with luxurious ground floor accommodation including an open-plan, partly vaulted, reception and kitchen area extending to approximately 118sq meters (1270 sqft.). The room provides a wealth of natural light with skylights, light coloured Marble flooring with zone controlled under floor heating and bi-folding doors to one corner of the room opening to an extensive hardwood terrace. Two of the five bedrooms are located on the ground floor, both enjoying luxury en suite facilities, with the master suite benefiting from a dressing room. There is a wet room which concludes the ground floor accommodation. Two independent American white oak stair cases rise to bedroom three and the home office. Bedroom three is located above bedroom one and provides open plan en suite facilities and an imaginatively designed roof structure. There is an extensive lower ground floor leisure and cinema room and two further bedrooms with en suite facilities and a utility/laundry room. The level can be partly self-contained and could easily be adapted as a teenager, extended family level.

Porch not measured

Kitchen/breakfast room 15' 10" x 8' (4.83m x 2.44m)

Dining area 40' 1" x 27' 8" (12.22m x 8.43m) incorporating sitting area

Cloakroom not measured

Bedroom one 20' 2" x 16' 10" (6.15m x 5.13m)

Dressing room not measured

Ensuite 9' 10" x 5' 10" (3m x 1.78m)

Bedroom two 17' 6" x 9' 5" (5.33m x 2.87m)

Ensuite 6' 3" x 5' 11" (1.91m x 1.8m)

Cinema room 40' 8" > 20' 6" x 27' 8" > 17' 10" (12.4m x 8.43m)

Utility room 11' 1" x 10' (3.38m x 3.05m)

Bedroom five 17' 3" > 13' 1" 15' (5.26m x 4.57m)

Ensuite 9' 3" x 5' 5" (2.82m x 1.65m)

Plant room 13' 11" x 5' 5" (4.24m x 1.65m)

Bedroom four 15' 1" x 12' 10" (4.6m x 3.91m)

Ensuite 12' 9" x 3' 10" (3.89m x 1.17m)

Bedroom three 25' 4" max x 21' 1" max (7.72m x 6.43m)

Ensuite not measured

Office 13' 6" x 13' 1" (4.11m x 3.99m) Above bedroom 2

Studio 27' 4" x 11' 3" (8.33m x 3.43m)

Garage 18' 4" x 17' (5.59m x 5.18m)

Garage 17' x 8' 11" (5.18m x 2.72m)

The outside The building has been orientated to capture the peaceful setting with far reaching views across the manicured garden, heated swimming pool and open fields beyond. The property is discreetly positioned away from its country lane setting behind an electric sliding vehicle gate with intercom entry system opening to a substantial shingle parking area. There is a triple bay garage with large floor area and staircase leading to a first floor studio level. The property is set within some 2.3 acres of garden and wild meadow, surrounded by additional 14.5 acres of agricultural land, which is available under separate negotiation. Planning consent exists for the erection of a triple bay stable block with tack room and hay store making this an ideal opportunity for those with equestrian/outdoor interests. The property is surrounded by a natural slate and Balau hardwood decking terrace with hot tub and a blue mosaic tiled swimming pool. There is a Paramount recessed safety cover and perimeter lighting.

Where? The Retreat occupies an idyllic setting with unspoilt panoramic views over rolling countryside, with access to a network of bridleways and footpaths. Despite its private setting the property is located close to the thriving village of Great Waltham which provides a well-stocked general store/post office with a strong local community with many activities and clubs coordinated by the community network. The area is ideally positioned for those seeking country living within commutable distance to the city being approximately 5 miles north of Chelmsford, offering rail links to London Liverpool Street with an estimated journey time of 35 minutes. There are excellent road connections via the A12 and A120 which are 7 miles in distance with Stansted Airport being approximately 14 miles north-west of the house. The area offers an exceptional selection of schools in both the private and public sector, including King Edward Grammar School For Boys, County High School For Girls and Chelmer Valley High School. Felsted school is approximately 7 miles in distance with New Hall being approximately 5 miles. The nearby city of Chelmsford combines the best brand name stores with an abundance of small independent speciality shops and designer boutiques. The area enjoys a selection of bars and restaurants with a wide selection of leisure activities and clubs.

Important information Council Tax Band - G

Services - We understand that mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Please see agents notes for other services.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC rating - B

Agents note This remarkable property provides a range of energy efficiency features:

22kW Ground Source Heat Pump servicing underfloor heating and domestic hot water

Solar Thermal Panels servicing domestic hot water

4kW PV solar system

Rain water harvesting system

Morso log burner

Feed -In-Tariff payments for PV Panels, GSHP & Thermal Panels from Ofgem to owner average £6000.00 per annum (to be confirmed by solicitors)

Bio-Pure sewage treatment unit

Property summary

Outstanding family residence providing stylish and contemporary accommodation set in gardens and grounds of approximately 2.3 acres, with an additional 14.5 acres available by separate negotiations, offering over 4000 sqft of luxury accommodation.

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